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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust:
We provide high quality services for the local population of over half a million people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area.
- We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.
- We treat nearly three quarters of a million patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures.
- We offer care across Three hospital sites, and various community sites, using state-of-the-art facilities.
In this section you’ll find information about our hospitals, the goals the Trust is working hard to achieve, the annual plan and reports on how we are performing.
We are always try to deliver the highest quality care to our patients and have ambitious plans to continue to improve the services we offer in response to the changing needs of our patients.
Deputy Cross-Sectional Imaging Manager (Operational)
Closed for applications on: 11-Feb-2023 00:00
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 11-Feb-2023 00:00
- Royal Blackburn Hospital
- Haslingden Road
- BB2 3HH
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week
- £41,659 - £47,672 per annum
- Salary period
- (NHS AfC: Band 7)
- Main area
At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Radiology Directorate at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust for an experienced and knowledgeable individual with expertise in Cross-Sectional imaging, to provide a high-quality imaging service, developing staff and supporting the day to day running of the department. Applicants for this role will be dynamic and motivated to deliver excellence in patient care with a drive for improving service efficiency and quality.
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust offers Cross-Sectional imaging (CSI) services across 3 sites (2 acute and 1 out of 5 community sites). The Deputy Cross-Sectional Imaging manager (Operational) will deputise Cross-Sectional imaging manager in day to day running of the department.
To be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Cross-Sectional Imaging department for the base site and associated peripheral sites. To work as a senior member of the CSI team, independently providing an efficient and high-quality imaging service, whilst dealing with patients in a caring professional manner.
To lead and assist a range of radiographers, students and assistant staff in both the delivery of the service and their individual development needs.
To support the CSI manager to deliver an efficient and responsive cross-sectional imaging service. Assist with the management of the workflow and waiting times within the department with to support meeting internal and wider hospital targets. The Deputy Cross-Sectional Imaging manager will take a lead role in the Departments QA Programme ensuring high standards of image quality are maintained and that all QC testing is performed regularly and accurately documented. They shall provide support with governance issues and the investigation of untoward incidents, reporting the findings to the CSI manager.
To work closely with other Lead Radiographers in the Directorate.
Working for our organisation
Established in 2003 East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.
Our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements.
Our organisation is driven by our strategic objectives and organisational values and we look for people who are strongly aligned with them to join us.
We have a clear vision to be the leading provider of imaging services across East Lancashire, delivering the highest standards and providing safe, personal and effective care to all our patients.
Our staff are friendly, supportive and dedicated professionals who will make you feel very welcome. Our service is committed to encouraging staff to develop and widen their scope of practice, with continuous professional development actively encouraged and supported by expert clinical leads.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The post holder will need to balance the number of planned clinical sessions to maintain skills in any given week, with non-clinical sessions to ensure adequate provision is made for designated management duties.
- Support the CSI Manager with the management of the day-to-day running of the service to ensure appropriate care is delivered to patients referred into the service.
- Display evidence of good anatomical, physiological and pathological knowledge to assist in the clinical justification of Cross-Sectional Imaging referrals in line with both national regulations IR(ME)R 2017 (Ionising Regulations (Medical Exposure) Regulations) and local protocols.
- To receive and attend patients if necessary, ensuring accuracy of entries onto the RIS (Radiology Information System) and prepare patients for examinations.
- To act as an operator and Practitioner under IR(ME)R 2017.
- To implement the requirements of all radiation legislation for the cross-sectional imaging services at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.
- To liaise with referral sources where clarification is required for the most clinically appropriate imaging.
- To act as a point of advice for imaging referrers.
- To act as a patient advocate in radiation protection issues.
- To assess specific communication needs of individual patients.
- To acquire high standard diagnostic images and position patients accurately for examinations, taking into account patient limitations and adapting standard techniques where necessary.
- To have excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of Cross-Sectional Imaging equipment ensuring adherence to departmental protocols at all times.
- Provide information by explanation and demonstration, of often-complex procedures, listening to the patient’s requirements in order to encourage compliance with the imaging process. Some patients will have a barrier to understanding e.g. dementia, language barriers, or be unable to communicate.
- Patients will have injuries or illness that will require adaptation technique, utilisation of developed motivational and persuasive skills to acquire correct positioning and produce an acceptable diagnostic imaging.
- Provide reassurances as to the necessity of a CT examination involving a risk associated with the harmful effect of ionising radiation.
- To communicate effectively and empathetically with relatives of patients.
- To ensure that images are reported upon in a timely and accurate manner.
- To ensure that urgent findings are communicated, and patients are directed accordingly.
- To review, develop, modify and comment on continuing appropriateness of imaging protocols. To develop new techniques and protocols in line with technical developments and to ensure that all radiographers within the area are trained accordingly
- To ensure all appropriate infection control measures are utilised, paying particular attention to personal protection as well as the management of equipment and linens where contamination from body fluids has occurred.
- The radiographer must have sufficient knowledge to assess when the use of contrast media may be contra-indicated and has the ability to assess a patient’s physical condition post injection to check for any reaction to the contrast media and take appropriate steps if reaction does occur.
- Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, when undertaking cross-sectional imaging examinations to provide a high quality of service to the patient.
- Maintenance of Departmental Records.
- To liaise with other departments/wards within the hospital and various external sources in order to provide a quality service to patients and clinicians, resolving issues wherever possible at a local level.
- To support the development of the Cross-Sectional Imaging Service keeping abreast of any changes in working procedures, making recommendation when necessary.
- To participate in the safe transfer of patients and equipment within the department and hospital respectively, using manual handling guidelines and risk assessment.
- Be able to exercise personal responsibility and make decisions in unpredictable situations.
- Maintain knowledge of the equipment to promote safe, effective, and efficient handling with the clinical setting, to uphold Health and Safety guidelines.
- To order and maintain adequate stocks levels of necessary consumables for the provision of the service.
- To report clinical and non-clinical incidents in line with Trust and departmental risk management policies. To investigate clinical non-clinical incidents within your area of control.
- To supervise and support staff working with the speciality on both professional and operational matters, offering advice where required.
- To organise workload in line with clinical priorities.
- To adapt and quickly respond to changes in service, patients of departmental need.
- To reflect on systems of work and communicate areas of deficit or potential advancement.
- To have expert knowledge and have the ability to train others on the full range of technical application available on the Cross-Sectional Imaging equipment and when introducing new techniques.
- To manage and monitor daily activity within the speciality including waiting and reporting times.
- To monitor and report equipment faults and to determine the severity of a problem and its probable impact on the workload. To make a balanced judgement on when to call in a service engineer, taking into account the effect on the normal running of the department. To liaise with equipment suppliers regarding the attendance of an engineer at a suitable time in the event of a minor faults or immediately in the event of a total equipment failure.
- To rearrange works list in the event of equipment, being responsive to the inconvenience caused to patients by the short notice of cancellation of appointments.
- To perform regular equipment testing, ensuring all results are documented and reported.
- Ensure continuing familiarisation with the current QA measure in place within the department.
- To utilise trust electronic systems to maintain compliance with Trust policies e.g. incident reporting, payroll attendance.
- Investigate complains and incidents when required, providing a response to the Cross-Sectional Imaging Manager within the agreed timescales.
- Take responsibility for decisions undertaken when using own initiative whenever the situation demands e.g. referral to the safeguarding team if applicable.
- To produce weekly and out of hours/weekend rotas(e-roster)for trained staff in Cross-Sectional imaging department.
- To liaise with the Radiology I.T. Systems and Performance Manager(and deputy) with regard to the quality of information stored on the CRIS and PACS systems, especially with regard to financial information.
- To ensure that computerised and other staff records are up to date.
- To ensure that regular staff meetings take place so that staff are kept informed and are able to contribute to the management of the department.
- To ensure that all staff are informed of any changes across both the Trust and Directorate.
- To contribute to the development of the performance and development plans for the directorate and ensure individuals training needs are captured and supported through PDP’s and the KSF.
- To conduct return to work and sickness absences interviews where required, highlighting areas for improvement to the Cross-Sectional Imaging Manager.
- To assist the CSI manager in the recruitment and selection of staff.
- To solve problems which are beyond the capabilities or expertise of the Senior Radiographers within the area.
- To resolve informally if possible, grievances between staff.
- To deputise for the Cross-Sectional Imaging Manager when required, attending any meetings, and undertaking duties as appropriate to the role level.
- To attend any cross site meetings and forums as required.
- To be active in the supervision and clinical instruction of undergraduate, postgraduate, senior and junior radiographic staff.
- To undertake formalised assessments of undergraduate students and document findings in accordance with each academic institutions requirements.
- To participate in the academic programme of the department as required.
- To prepare/present short presentations or lectures for staff and participate in CPD.
- To actively participate in the departments audit programme.
- To conduct examinations according to protocol for a range of clinical trials.
- To evaluate technology and its clinical application.
- To provide training in the use of clinical equipment for other staff and monitor their progression and performance. Advising on appropriate record keeping.
- To provide elements of induction training and support for other staff
- Undertake appraisal and PDP’s for departmental staff.
Dear Potential Applicant,
It is important you are made aware of the following as regards your application to East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
- Please note that the salary advertised is for full time hours. If this post is less than 37.5 hours per week, the salary will be pro-rata. For posts on Agenda for Change pay-scales, new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point of the relevant band.
- This vacancy may close before the closing date if the recruiting manager deems sufficient applications have been received. Therefore it is advised to complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
- Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.
- Please note that shortlisting is completed anonymously with candidates being assessed against the essential criteria for the post. Therefore only applicants, who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our person specification criteria in their application, will be short-listed.
Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS)
If the role you are applying for is identified as either controlled or regulated activity as defined in in the Safeguarding vulnerable Groups Act (2006) any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.
The healthcare sector is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied. Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary. However, if you are applying for a post as a BANK worker, the payment must be made in full at the time of employment checks. By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.
The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £42.00 and for a Standard Disclosure £22.00 which includes a small handling fee.
This cost is not applicable for a Volunteer post
The Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to improving the working lives of our staff and operates a 'Zero Tolerance' policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. In addition, our aim is to help protect children and vulnerable adults by providing a first-class service to the recruitment of people into positions of trust.
We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve.
We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background.
We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that ELHT has an under-representation of BAME employees. Appointments will be made on merit.
Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme.
If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. By telephone 01254 732075 or email email@example.com or write to Employment Services, Parkview Offices, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
- Radiography Degree/Diploma of college is Radiographers
- Full HCPC Registration
- Post Graduate Qualification in Cross-Sectional Imaging
- Previous management experience
- Experience of an extensive range of CT and/or MRI procedures.
- Substantial experience as a Senior Radiographer, experience of leading an area, supervising juniors.
- Understand recent developments in the NHS
- Essential to complete formal qualification in I.V. Injections
- Ability to demonstrate planning, time management, organisational skills and the ability to complete a task.
- Demonstrate effective leadership skills.
- Up to date knowledge of current issues/new techniques/developments in CT/MRI
- A good knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy, pathology and CT/MRI scanning protocols. IR(ME)R
- Knowledge of Health and Safety / MRI Safety
- Able to use own initiative and work without supervision within agreed protocols.
- Ability to commute between sites
Further details / informal visits contact
- Vikas Kapoor
- Job title
- Cross-sectional Imaging Manager
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01254 732661
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